The Ministry of Health (MINSA), through the Directorate of Integrated Health Networks (DIRIS) South Lima, announced the formation of the first National Care Network for Chronic, Degenerative and Metabolic Diseases, aimed at its jurisdiction of the first level To benefit the residents of Took care of
This was announced by Jaime Valderrama, director of Diris Lima Sur, who also revealed that said network would be composed of the Oncology Network and the Mental Health Network, following a meeting with Segundo Seclen Santisteban, director of the Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity (INEDO), Where agreed to launch a structure that seeks to benefit the more than 50,000 children with type 1 diabetes that exist in our country, according to the World Health Organization.
“We have worrying data, there is a really high number of cases of this type that, unfortunately, are not properly identified. For this reason, we will conduct a sweep in schools, neighborhoods and social organizations to identify them in time. To be able to pay attention, it will be the work of the network and we will try to replicate the model throughout our jurisdiction, Jaime Valderrama specified.
For his part, Segundo Seclen noted that the work of the network will strengthen the focus of four modules specifically in type 1 diabetes mellitus in our jurisdiction, “We will provide insulin, test strips, glucometers to the identified population and most In addition, we will run awareness campaigns, education and awareness to prevent these diseases.
Finally, each integrated health network in South Lima will have a care network for chronic, degenerative and metabolic diseases, which will increase its resolution capacity with the aim of providing quality services for the more than 2 million citizens of this part of the city. wants to strengthen.
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